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Coronavirus - 3 Chinese Citizens Quarantined In Plateau.....

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Coronavirus - 3 Chinese citizens quarantined in Plateau February 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Three Chinese citizens have been quarantined in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.  State commissioner of Health, Dr. Nimkong Ndam, confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday. Speaking to our correspondent in Jos on the measure the Plateau State government has put in place to curtail the outbreak of Coronavirus, the state commissioner of health Dr.Nimkong Larndam said the state government is on top of the situation. According to him, recently there are report of  some Chinese Nationals that came to state for mining activities in Wase local government area adding that government has sent to Wase medical team  and equipments with the view to test them and if they tested positive  they will be quarantined right away there, the commissioner said. He pointed out that the state government has also embarked on enlightenment campaigns for members of the public on the need to repor

Gov Lalong Pledges Early Completion Of NUJ Secretariat Remodelling...

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Gov Lalong Pledges Early Completion Of NUJ Secretariat Remodelling... February 29,2020 The Plateau State government has assured that the remodeling of the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, would be completed before the rains sets in. State Commissioner of information and communication,  Dan Manjang, gave this assurance when he undertook an official assessment visit to the NUJ to see for himself, the ongoing renovation work at the Press centre. The commissioner who, in company of the ministry’s directors, express satisfaction with the progress of work done so far expressed delight that the State government under the governor, Simon Lalong, have enjoy a cordial relationship with the Journalist on the Plateau. He applauded members of the Press by being Professional in their conduct and stressed that the NUJ will enjoy all pledges made by the “rescue administration”. Earlier, State Chairman of  the NUJ, Paul Jatau while taking the commissioner round t

Gov Lalong Inaugurates 80 Ford Galaxy Buses...

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Gov Lalong inaugurates 80 ford Galaxy buses February 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Bako Lalong on friday inaugurated  80 Ford Galaxy buses under the  Lalong Transport Empowerment Scheme. The scheme is powered by the Plateau State Government in collaboration with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Plateau State Chapter.  The Governor was joined at the inauguration by Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Hon. Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo. . He charged the beneficiaries to make good use of the buses and also endeavour to honour the terms of the agreement so that others will benefit from the second phase.

ITF Has Contributed In Uplifting The Living Conditions Of Plateau Citizens - Gov Lalong..

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ITF has contributed in  uplifting  the living conditions of Plateau citizens - Gov Lalong February 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Friday said the Industrial Training Fund  (ITF) has contributed in no small measure towards the upliftment of the living conditions of its immediate community and the educational sector in the State through its Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes. The Governor made this known while speaking at the Commissioning ceremony of the funds modern library complex , central store and classroom block at the ITF headquarters in Jos . He said "  Let me equally commend the ITF for the giant strides it has recorded under the leadership of our dearest son and my brother, Sir Joseph N. Ari, who has transformed and refocused the organisation to respond to the needs of Nigerians for entrepreneurship and productivity as several  efforts have led to the empowerment of thousands of Nigerian youths with cutting-edge

Alhaji Nagelu Congratulates Comrade Pius Hoomen On His Birthday...

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February 28,2020 Alhaji Nagelu  congratulates Comrade  Pius Hoomen on his birthday By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress APC in Plateau state ,Alhaji Nagelu Garba   has congratulated a Youth activist in the state Comrade Pius Hoomen on his birthday. In a statement made available to   our correspondent  in Jos  Nagelu described Hoomen  as  a blessing to Plateau youths . "Hoomen has done well  in  impacting positively on youths of Plateau " He said to my friend and boss Comrade Pius Hoomen i wish you a happy birthday May the special day of yours be filled with loving memories full of fun and the company of good friends. Happy Birthday sir  ,May you have a day so wonderful Alhaji Nagelu prayed that God grants Comrade Hoomen  more years of good health, wisdom, and abundance to enable him  to continue impacting positively on the  society

Barkin Ladi Management Chairman Seeks Partnership With Leventis Foundation To Rebuild Destroyed Communities...

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February 27,2020 The Management Committee Chairman of Barakin Ladi Local Government Council, Hon. Ezekiel Mandyau esq led a delegation to Leventis Foundation Abuja to seek partnership toward the rebuilding of destroyed communities and to enhance development in the Local Government Area. Barr. Mandyau said Barakin Ladi being an agrarian area and worst hit by violent crisis, there is need for progressive and meaningful partnership to revamp it. In his remark, the Council Boss reiterated the need for peaceful coexistence and harmonious living among the people in the area. Barr. Mandyau posited that no meaningful development can be achieved in a hostile environment and call on all to embrace unity and peace. Hon. Mandyau also seek for intervention to rebuild road networks and reconstruction of destroyed homes so that displaced persons affected by the crisis can be rehabilitated. The Council Boss spoke on the need for mutual understanding, demonstration of love and toler

Plateau Governor Mourns Late AIG Ali Jos..

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Plateau Governor mourns late AIG Ali Jos By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has expressed sorrow over the death of retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Hamisu Ali-Jos who died in an Indian hospital after a protracted illness. Lalong in a condolence message signed by Makut Simon Macham, Ph.D. Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State described the late Ali-Jos who died at the age of 78, as a man of honour who served Nigeria with dignity and sincerity rising to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police as well as serving as a one time Sole Administrator of Katsina State. The Governor said the death of Ali-Jos creates a huge vacuum that will be difficult to fill as the State benefited immensely from his wealth of wisdom particularly in addressing security challenges and restoring peace to Plateau. He asked the family of the deceased to accept his death as the will of God and take solace in the fact that he

Plateau Social Media Award (PSMA)Second Edition Underway!!!

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Plateau Social Media Award (PSMA)Second Edition Underway ! February 27,2020 *Press Release* Leveraging on the success of the Plateau Social Media Awards (PSMA) 2019 the Second Edition of the PSMA promises to be more fun and exciting. The awards will kickstart with a Plateau  Social Media Summit.The  (PLATEAU SMS). The Theme for this year's focus will be: ”Combating fake news, misinformation and hate speech on the Plateau Online community” PROJECT DECRIPTION: The Plateau Social Media Summit is a 2 day Program proposed to hold on the sidelines of the Plateau Social Media Awards 2020. The project is intended to bring together Social media influencers, Digital Media practitioners, enthusiasts and researchers to brainstorm on ways to increase media literacy so as to curb the spread of malicious media content amongst the Plateau Online Community. PROJECT OBJECTIVE: The singular objective of the program is to bring together relevant stakeholders and actors in the Social Me

Gov Lalong Rejoices With General Domkat Bali @ 80.

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Gov Lalong rejoices with General Domkat Bali @80 By Golok  Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governor's Forum Simon Bako Lalong has felicitated with the  former Minister of Defence and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Nigerian Armed Forces, General Domkat Bali, as he clocks 80 years, February 27, 2020. In a statement signed by  Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State, congratulating the General,  Governor Lalong described the celebrant as one who has given his best to the nation throughout his years of distinguished military career, and service to Nigeria. Lalong noted that General Bali remains a pride to the military institution, Plateau State and Nigeria at large having served as pioneer Commandant, Command and Staff College, Jaji, Adjutant General, Nigerian Army as well member of the Supreme Military Council/Armed Forces Ruling Council for many years. He said the track record of G

Alhaji Idris Salihu Kwando Mourns Rt AIG Hamish Ali Jos(Makaman Jos)....

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ALHAJI IDRIS SALIHU KWANDO MOURNS RT AIG HAMISU ALI JOS(MAkAMAN JOS ) February 27,2020  Alhaji Idris Salihu Kwando says he received the sudden news of    death of    Rt AIG Hamisu Ali Jos,a Makaman  Jos with Shock and disbelief. He stated this in a press statement issue in Jos eulogized  the contribution  both at state and National level as Rt Assistant Inspector General of Police and Makaman Jos and served his Fathers land with honesty, transparency, humility, diligent and commitment and defend the integrity and sovereign of Nigeria. Kwando equally convey the condolences of his family, friends and political Associate to the immediate family, Gbong Gwong Jos Jacob Gyang Buba, The Traditional Institution, the Government and people of Plateau State and Nigeria over the sad loss noted that Hamisu Ali jos wise counsel would be greatly missed by all because he possessed all round knowledge on various issues. Kwando further decribed AIG Hamisu Ali Jos as a man who has remained

Plateau Government Flags Off Land Sale In New Layouts...

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Plateau govt  flags off land sale in new layouts February 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State government today  flagged off land sale in new layouts in some parts of Jos, the state capital. Speaking at the site of some of the layout toured    Commissioner of Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Hon Yakubu Dati, said Governor Simon Lalong has approved seven new layouts in the city, and that five of those layouts are for residential purposes while two are for industrial purposes. He said "The intension of government is to create modern/smart cities and this comes with planning. That is why we started the new layouts, and His Excellency, Governor Simon Lalong, has approved seven new layouts. Five of those layouts are for residential while two are for industrial. The whole idea is to have a planned city such that as the city grows it doesn't  become an urban slum. That is why the planning is necessary. "We intended to initially fund the layouts, but due t

Plateau Athletes Threatens To Boycott State Athletics Trials Ahead Of Edo 2020...

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PLATEAU ATHLETES THREATENS TO BOYCOTT STATE ATHLETICS TRIALS AHEAD OF EDO 2020 February 26,2020 As state intensify efforts in preparing Athletes who will represent their various states at the forthcoming National sport festival (N.S.F) in Edo by March 22nd to 1st April 2020,It seems much is yet to be seen or heard on the rift between Athletes and some coaches of the Plateau state sports council towards the state trials which is slated for 27 February 2020 at the new Jos stadium.      An Athlete who spoke  on the Basis of anonymity  said, They treatment we receive from some Athletics  Coaches is totally unfair and Unjust as he went further to complain of their Training atmosphere, which has been Neglected, as they fund their trips to various competition across Nigeria. The Athletes who said their stand on boycotting the trials is out of the non-compliance of the coaches and the Technical Director who had promised to notify Athletes with a week notice to enable them prepare men

Plateau State Government Repossess Jos Hotel Over Failed MOU - Commissioner For Tourism.

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Plateau Govt. repossess Jos hotel over failed MOU – Commissioner For Tourism.  February 25, 2020   The Plateau State Government on Tuesday recovered Jos Hotel from a private company which it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with in 2017, with the aim to renovate, maintain and manage for the period of 15 years. The partnership entered under the agreement of Public Private Partnership (PPP), was to keep to government promise of revamping the Tourism sector, says the State Commissioner of Tourism, Culture and Hospitality, Mrs. Tamwakat Weli. Speaking with newsmen in Jos, immediately after regaining the hotel, the Commissioner said it became imperative to repossess the property since the private company has reneged in keeping to its side of the bargain as contained in the MOU. According to her: “Failed MOU necessitated the repossession of Jos hotel, so we went there today to recover it back to government. “Going forward we plan to face lift the property so it could

Resolutions Of The Meeting Held As A Result Of The Recent Break Down Of Law And Order Between The Naraguta Community And The University Of Jos..

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February 25,2020 RESOLUTIONS Following the break down of  Law and order at Naraguta Community in regard to the Land dispute betweenv the University  of Jos and the  Naraguta community, the Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government  Shehu Bala Usman had  called an emergency security meeting on saturday 22nd February 2020 with  top Government  fuctionaries and Various key  Stakeholders  chaired by Secretary to the Government  of State Professor Danladi Atu. The meeting had in attendance the vice Chancellor University of Jos Professor Sabastian Sedi Maimako, Commissioner for  Transport, his  special duties counterpart, Permanent  secretary on security,   Security Chiefs, District head of Rigiza, Naraguta Community  Leader, and  Stakeholders from both Naraguta and Rigiza. The meeting consequently arrived at the following resolutions : That the White paper advisory and implementation Committee shall be put in place, Trenching of the University land be continue

Anaguta Youth Movement Condemns Unprovoked Attack On Anaguta Community...

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Anaguta Youth Movement Condemns Unprovoked Attack on Anaguta Community February 24,2020 Anaguta Youth Movement Condemns Unprovoked Attack on Anaguta Community PRESS BRIEFING BY ANAGUTA YOUTH MOVEMENT (AYM) ON YET ANOTHER UNPROVOKED ATTACK ON OUR COMMUNITY BY HOODLUMS AT UBYAL-AYIMAH (NARAGUTA VILLAGE) ON SATURDAY 22nd FEBUARY, 2020. 24th February, 2020 PROTOCOL Gentlemen of the press, it will be recalled that last Saturday while going about our normal activities, some group of hoodlums decided to attack our community at Naraguta Village in the guise of protesting the demarcation of Land by the University of Jos authorities. As we are all aware, Anaguta are the aborigines of Jos North and the host community of all the Land housing University of Jos, thereby making Anaguta the host community of the prestigious Institution. As the host community, we are aware that the University of Jos has legitimately and properly acquired every Land it is situated upon. We the Anaguta Yout

Jos North Management Committee Chairman Issues Press Text On The Recent Breakdown of Law And Order At Naragutah Community.....

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February 25,2020 PRESS RELEASE Following the break down of  Law and order at Naragutah Community in regard to the Land disput between the University  of Jos and the  Naraguta community The Management Committee Chairman of Jos North Local Government Council Shehu Bala Usman has called an emergency security meeting on saturday 22nd February 2020 with  top Government  fuctionaries and Various keyed  Stakeholders which is chaired by Secretary to the Government  of State Prof Danladi Atu.The vice Chancellor University of Jos Professor Sabastian Sedi Maimako,Hon Commissioner for  Transport, Hon Commissioner for special duties, Permanent  secretary on security,   Security Chiefs, District head of Rigiza, Naraguta Community  Leader, Stakeholders from both Naraguta and Rigiza, where all in attendance The following resolution were made 1.That White paper advisory and implementation Committee shall be put in place 2.Trenching of the University land as a measure to safeguard  and sto

Hon Gagdi Distributes Agricultural Empowerment Items To Women and Youths In Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency..

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*GAGDI DISTRIBUTED AGRICULTURAL EMPOWERMENT ITEMS TO WOMEN AND YOUNG FARMERS OF PANKSHIN/KANKE/KANAM FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY* 24/2/2020 The Member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam in the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yusuf Adamu Gagdi today distributed agricultural Empowerment Items worth millions of Naira to women and Young Farmers of his constituency. The program which took place in Pankshin Local Government Youth Center, is chaired by the APC Chairman of Plateau State, Chief Latep Dabang. The distribution of the items is one of the agricultural support programs contained in the PKK legislative blueprint to boost crop production in the constituency. While flagging up the distribution, Hon Gagdi lamented the sufferings of his constituents where most of them still uses crude implements and rely heavily on rainfalls for crop production which typically reduced most farmers to production at subsistence level. He observed that food production is now mechanised i

Gridlock Around Polo Roundabout Jos ,As Tanker Looses Brake...

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February 24,2020 Tanker  looses brake around Polo roundabout,  Jos; kills one woman gruesomely. Hits other vehicles, motorcycles and Tricycles. Details later.

Kaduna Agog As 22 Teams Battles For The Presidential Beach Volley Ball Cup As Anista Sponsors 2 Teams...

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Kaduna Agog as 22 Teams battles for the presidential Beach Volley ball cup as Anista  sponsors 2 teams February 22,2020 Anista  sponsors 1 team from plateau -Male U21(Pascal and Babalola)aka Plateau Rocks.   Team Anista female team  got knocked out at the elimination stage and making the other team Male team U19 from Abuja and U21 from Plateau made it to the quarter finals all  been sponsored by Anista made it to the quarter finals. Pascal and Babalola were moved to the senior team U21 Male at the technical session unexpected but these boys were bold and courageous to face the national senior players which have been getting them their marks. Best wishes to the Plateau Rocks..

Lalong Leads Plateau Delegation To Aso Rock *Ask Buhari To Intervene In Critical Infrastructure In Plateau*

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Lalong leads Plateau delegation to Aso Rock *Ask Buhari to intervene in critical infrastructure in Plateau * February 20,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Thursday led a high powered delegation comprising of top Government officials, Traditional Rulers, Elders and Policy Makers from Plateau State on a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement signed by Makut Simon Macham,Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum reads that Lalong was accompanied by his wife Regina, Deputy Governor Prof. Sonni Tyoden, Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly Abok Nuhu Ayuba and other distinguished sons and daughters of the State, told President Buhari that the people of Plateau State came to appreciate him for the support his administration has given to their State since 2015. He said the visit was to also intimate the  President on the consolidation of peace on the Plateau as well